Playing Pretend by Juliana Haygert – Release Day!!!

Welcome to the Playing Pretend release event, organized by Grapevine Book Tours! Read an excerpt from this NA Contemporary Romance, and enter to win a gift card or eBook copy. Don’t forget to visit the event page for a list of participating blogs with more excerpts and an author interview!
Playing Pretend

by Juliana Haygert

Publication: March 3rd, 2014

New Adult Contemporary Romance

As the Governor’s daughter, Charlotte McClain is an expert in playing pretend. High society, the men her mother shoves in her direction and a Pre-Law major are all a part of her perfect pretense. But when she pretends to be a nobody during Spring Break, she meets someone who rocks her world.Mason Rowell knows heartbreak and Spring Break don’t mesh well, so he allows the mysterious Charlotte to seduce him. What should have been a fling, results in something deeper. After Spring Break has long since passed, he moves to Washington to pursue his graduate degree, but what he never expected to find living among the rich and pompous, was the girl who gave him the strength to change and the desire to start anew.

When the guy Charlotte can’t forget goes from a sensual memory to temptation in the flesh, her facade is put to the test. If she surrenders to his charms, she risks ruining her mother’s perfect career and master plan. Playing pretend is what Charlotte does best, but how long can she pretend she doesn’t love the man who made her proud of her true self?

**A light, sexy NA Contemporary Romance (17+)**

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Grab your copy today! From now until March 9th, Playing Pretend is only 99 cents!

A sneak peek inside Playing Pretend
I held her arm and pulled her back into the dark hallway. “Wait.”
“Why are you doing this?”
I didn’t let go of her arm. “Honestly, I don’t know. I just … I guess I miss you.”
A small smile appeared on her lips. “Do you miss all the girls you hook up with during spring breaks? Oh, there’s summer too, right? Busy town during summers, right?”
Annoyance was making its way into me. “For your information, I am not that kind of guy.” Wasn’t I? That was what I said I would do. “I had the same girlfriend for three years before you.”
Her smile faded. “Please, Mason …”
“What?” I slid my hands up her arms, pulling her closer. “Tell me about it.” But she didn’t. She averted her eyes. “Why are you acting so stiff and reserved?”
She jerked away from me. “That’s who I am. I call it refined and educated. Or even elegant.”
She was certainly refined, educated, and elegant, but that wasn’t it. “No, no. You’re not like that. Come on. I saw you.”
“Who you saw is someone I cannot be.”
So, that was it. She couldn’t be like that here.
“But that’s who you are, isn’t it?” I walked up to her, towering over her, pushing her against the wall. “That’s who you have to be.”
Her eyes grew wide and she looked side to side, trying to find a way out of my trap.
“What are you going to do? Tell the world what a slut I am?” Her beautiful eyes filled with tears. “What do you want? Will you ask for money to stay quiet?”
I gave one step in her direction, bumping my legs onto hers—only a few inches separated my body from hers now—and reached around her, brushing my fingertips along the bare skin of her back.
“I want you,” I whispered in her ear. Her breath hitched, and I took pleasure in feeling her back arching with my touch, her body shivering with my breath.
Her hands grasped my arms. “Please,” she gasped.
I loved when she begged. “I want the real you. The one that spent six wonderful days with me.” I slid my tongue along her jaw and her nails dug into the skin of my arms. Damn, her scent was like drugs. I was addicted. “The one I know is in there. Let her out. For me.”
“I can’t,” she whispered. Then she pushed me back and, in tears, she dashed away.

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While Juliana Haygert dreams of being Wonder Woman, Buffy, or a blood elf shadow priest, she settles for the less exciting—but equally gratifying—life of a wife, mother, and author. Thousands of miles away from her former home in Brazil, she now resides in Connecticut and spends her days writing about kick-ass heroines and the heroes who drive them crazy.

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Cover Reveal – Rush Into You by Brianna Lee

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A New Adult Contemporary Romance

Releasing April/May 2014

I had it all.

I was captain of the cheerleading squad and star of the debate team. I was smart and popular and living the dream.

Until that night.

That one fateful night changed everything.

Now everyone hates me—everyone. They stay far away.

It’s safer.

Drugs numb the pain, and sex pays for the drugs.

Being alive is my punishment.

Then I meet him. Ryker Rosse.

Tattoos, sinful body…and his eyes. His eyes are irresistible. He is captivating. He treats me with respect.

He sees me.

Ryker brings happiness into my life of regret, but I don’t know if I deserve happiness. Some mistakes can never be forgiven.

Or can they?

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About the Author

Brianna Lee picBrianna Lee is an avid reader and flavored ice coffee addict. She is also a book reviewer and blogger for Brianna Lee Book Reviews and lives in Massachusetts with her beautiful daughter.

As a busy, single mom, and aunt, she often has to write her stories in a notepad app on her cell phone, but late at night you will find her typing on her laptop until she passes out on her keyboard…literally.

Brianna encourages readers to contact her as she loves to hear from you! Email her at

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Cover Reveal – Meant for Me

Meant for Me (Take Me Now #2)
Release Date: December 10, 2013
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Group: New Adult

Summary from Goodreads:

Eric thought he had forever…before.

Divided between reliving the past and embracing his new life with Ivy, Eric fears that love will once again be ripped from his grasp. Having faith in the future is hard. So many things can go wrong.

Ivy is convinced that what they have is meant to be…but no one can escape the wheel of fate.

Her love for Eric and the life they’re creating make every sacrifice seem worthwhile. Until she’s forced to reveal the truth surrounding her delicate condition. Even if it shatters his hope.

Can they hold onto their newfound happiness or are events already in motion to keep them apart?



Books in this trilogy:
(linked to Goodreads)
About the Author:
Faith Sullivan is an author of New Adult contemporary romances including the HEARTBEAT trilogy, the TAKE ME NOW series and the 9/11 novel, UNEXPECTED.

Where to find Faith Sullivan:


Indie Block Party – Post 3 – Interview one of my Characters

Writing doesn’t have to be a lonely endeavor. Join us for the Indie Block Party to meet your writing “neighbors.”

Participants will have the opportunity to share a little about themselves and their writing, while getting to know the other like-minded crazies that make up the Indie Writing World. Indie block party

Week 1
Day 1: Introduce Yourself
Day 2: Introduce your WIP
Day 3: Interview one of your Characters
Day 4: Interview one of your Neighbors (not your real neighbor…the one who signed up on the linkey after you 😉 )

Week 2
Day 5: What are you reading?
Day 6: Top 5 books
Day 7: Share your most helpful writing tips
Day 8: Share your most helpful social media & networking tips

Full instructions are available at The Peasants Revolt or Dawna Raver’s blog.

I described my WIP in a post last month, please read it and then come back. Although my WIP is written from the main character, Miranda Preston’s POV, I adore her love interest, Troy Anderson. They meet when they were four years old and lost touch when Miranda’s parents moved away when she was ten.  Eight years later, Miranda is sitting in her first college class and in walks her first best friend, Troy.

Hi Troy, I’m excited to interview you. Plus, with your future, you might as well get used to being interview.

Haha, Yeah, I guess so.  What do you want to know?

You grew up in Denver, right? What was your life like growing up?

I was born in Denver and lived there until I was 12, then I moved to San Antonio, so I’m half Texan. Denver was great.  Nice summers, cold winters. My girlfriend Miranda, she grew up in the house behind mine and are parents were best friends.  We spent a lot of time together playing outside. 

You and Miranda grew up together?

Yeah, but she moved away when she was 10. I was 11.

What was that like?

Not great, but you know, we ended up together anyway, so it’s all good. 

How would you describe your personality?

I’m pretty laid back. I like to have fun. I can be pretty intense on the football field, but I understand it’s a game.  I’m loyal to my friends and a situation has to be pretty bad for me to get down.   

How would you describe your looks?

Haha, I never thought about it. I guess, my hair is kind of brown, kind of blond. It’s always messy. My green eyes don’t fit my face, I think. At 6’4, 195, coaches and scouts say I am textbook size for a quarterback, which is a surprise because as a kid, Miranda was always taller them me.  

Who are your closest friends?

Well, there El (Eldrick), my running back. We’ve played together since we started football in the 6th grade.  He’s one of my roommates. My other roommates, Todd (TD) and David, we call him legs. He’s like 6’5 and all legs. They are also my teammates.  

And, Miranda?

Yeah, Miranda, my best friend, my oldest friend. My first love.  Miranda’s my heart.

Where do you see yourself in 4 years?

I just realized how much I hate talking about myself.  

(El interjects) Starting for an NFL team. Engaged to Miranda.

Dreading the first game we have to play against each other. 

Oh, yeah, well, whose going to win.

I’ll win. I’ll feel bad, but I’ll win. 

What else?

Honestly, I hope I still realize how blessed I am to get to do what I do and how fortunate I am to have the opportunity to share it with the people I love the most. 

When you were a child, what was the worst thing that happened to you and what did you learn from it?

Before this year, I would have said it was when Miranda moved away, but I realize now, it  had to happen that way.  If it didn’t we might not be together today. 

You have Miranda’s name tattooed on your hand. Don’t you know that’s a sure sign the relationship won’t last?

This isn’t my girlfriend name, it’s my best friend name. She’s been my best friend my entire life, I don’t see that ever changing.  

Thanks so much for the interview Troy.

Glad to do it.

Do you have any questions for Troy Anderson?